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Missouri Participant Testimonials 2017

“During my first initial visit, it was made clear that WIC’s primary services provided were health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. Being a young struggling couple trying to make it on one income, there would have been some times that I would have done without, but WIC definitely helped me out.” — WIC Participant, Missouri

“The breastfeeding program is one of the best that is available to women in this country. I had a medical condition 3 days after my daughter’s birth that the doctors led me to believe would interfere with breastfeeding due to the medication I would have to be placed on. I was truly devastated! Had I known that the medication was not a threat to my milk then my child would have been breastfed for as long as possible. Our peer counselor did research on my medications, only to find out that they were actually breastfeeding friendly! Do to the breastfeeding program, I was able to receive a pump through WIC and pump at work as well.” — WIC Participant, Missouri

Date Added: March 22, 2018